THE EDINBURGH CELEB SPOTTING BLOG 2017

You can’t go to Edinburgh in August and not someone you recognise, usually a Journalist of Comedian who has featured on Top 100 Donald Trump Tweets on Channel 5 (Not an actual TV show yet but it is surely a matter of time).

Sometimes, you actually see people who are famous.

So, here is a list of people who have been on the telly at some point I spotted while I was in Edinburgh recently.

Saturday 5th August

Angela Barnes – Walking though a bar at Pleasance.

Sunday 6th August

Clive Anderson* – Walking along George Street.

Greg Proops – Walking into The Assembly Rooms.

Monday 7th August

Jeremy Vine** – Eating his dinner in the same restaurant I was in.

*A second appearance on this blog for him. Like his last appearance, I ended up laughing to myself about that Brass Eye sketch.

**His brother has already beaten him to appearing on this blog by a few years.

You may have noticed the absence of Al Murray. I didn’t even walk past him once. I didn’t even think it was possible to go to Edinburgh in August and not see Al Murray.

Edinburgh Celeb Spotting 2015

Edinburgh Celeb Spotting 2014

Edinburgh Celeb Spotting 2013

Edinburgh Celeb Spotting 2012

Edinburgh Celeb Spotting 2011

THE EDINBURGH CELEB SPOTTING BLOG 2015

Celeb Spotting is as big a part of going to the Edinburgh Festival as going to actual shows. Every year, you’re guaranteed to see somebody remotely famous there.

This year was no different, although I had to wait a while. I arrived on the Saturday morning, and didn’t see a celeb until the Monday night.

Monday 24th August

Gyles Brandreth – Walking towards Potterrow
Al Murray – Walking towards Assembley at Potterrow*
Jimeoin – Walking along Forrest Road.

Tuesday 25th August

Al Murray – Hailing a cab on Princes Street**

Wednesday 26th August

Matt Forde – Talking to flyerers at Pleasance
Gordon Strachan – Loitering backstage at the James concert at Princes Street Gardens

* Al Murray has made so many appearances on this blog, it’s as much a certainty of being in Edinburgh as it raining.

** I’m not stalking Al Murray.

Celeb Spotting 2014

Celeb Spotting 2013

Celeb Spotting 2012

Celeb Spotting 2011

THE EDINBURGH CELEB SPOTTING BLOG 2014

With Edinburgh hosting the world’s biggest comedy festival, there’s a very good chance you might spot some celebrities – or at least some people of been on some TV show you’ve seen.

So, as ever, I kept an eye out, and bring you the mundane spottings of slightly known people doing things and walking in places.

Thursday 14th August

Mark Dolan, walking at Potterrow.

Henry Blofeld, flyering at Edinburgh University

Friday 15th August

Seann Walsh, walking in the park near Underbelly.

Rory McGrath, walking through the Underbelly Beer Garden.

Sunday 17th August

Henning Wehn, outside Tynecastle.

Hibs team bus, stuck at a red light on Lothian Road

David O’Doherty, pushing his bike outside McEwan Hall.

Al Murray, walking along Bristo Squae, wearing a beret.

2013 Celeb Spotting

2012 Celeb Spotting

2011 Celeb Spotting

THE EDINBURGH CELEB SPOTTING BLOG 2013

When in Edinburgh in August, you can usually be guaranteed to see some recognisable faces from the world of panel shows and list shows.

So here, is a list of those I saw. Some of whom have appeared in the past.

Saturday 17th August

Andrew Maxwell walking along Albion Road, wearing a Hibs top with “MAXWELL 6” on the back.

Sunday 18th August

Clive Anderson at Assembley queueing up for Marcus Brigstocke

Monday 19th August

Tim Vine signing autographs for fans at Pleasance Courtyard.

Ian Darke at Pleasance Courtyard queueing up for Tom Rosenthal.

Tuesday 20th August

Al Murray walking outside Underbelly

Thursday 22nd August

Dara O’Briain checking his mobile phone, walking along Marshall Square

2011 Celeb Spotting Blog

2012 Celeb Spotting Blog

THE EDINBURGH CELEB SPOTTING BLOG

Edinburgh in August is a celeb spot goldmine, so behold the list of moderately known comedians and panel show contributors.

Monday 15th August

Richard Herring, walking along Cowgate
Tim Key, in Assembly
Michael Winslow, walking along Candlemaker Row

Tuesday 16th August

Jenny Eclair, outside Pleasance

Wednesday 17th August

Tim Vine, sipping a beer in Pleasance Courtyard

Thursday 18th August

Al Murray, walking past Potterow

And as a bonus, Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth was behind me in the queue to go through security at Gatwick Airport on Monday night.